“One Little Word” for Maui: Unencumbered

I’m the kind of person who carries my iPhone with me everywhere…yes, everywhere. On the rare occasion that I drive off leaving my device on the kitchen table, I feel an overwhelming anxiety, and I ask myself, “How did we live without our cell phones?’ Then I chastise myself for drinking the Kool-Aid of technology. We Read More

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My “One Little Word” for 2017

When I first discovered the “One Little Word” challenge, I chose “Embracing” as my one little word for 2015. Last year, my word was “Passion” partly inspired by my Passion Planner, a gift from my son, Matt, and daughter-in-law, Rachel. For 2017, I have chosen “Perspective” …or should I say it has chosen me. In art, Read More


Recognizing Passion in the Pokémon Go Craze

Our daughter and grandkids just left after a five-day visit. It was Grandma heaven. We spent one afternoon at the beach on Lake Michigan. The waves were perfect—high whitecaps that never ended. Molly and Papa Rich were in the water for almost two hours. Tommy joined them occasionally, but was more interested in following Pokémon Read More


One Little Word: Passion

My One Little Word for 2015 was Embrace. I needed really long arms to embrace all that came at me this past year. It’s been a year of huge life changes, much joy and some sadness. My husband retired, we sold our home in one city and moved to a new home in a new Read More


Embracing the Unknown – Making Goals Outside of My Comfort Zone

My son Matt gave me a T shirt that said, “People say I have ADD, but they don’t understand…Oh, look a chicken!” This led to several chicken-motif gifts from my daughter Kate and son-in-law Todd (I think mostly from Todd). But, actually, the T shirt is correct. I discovered later in life that I am Read More